Lifelong-Learning program offers fall classes

Catherine Hammond

More than 80 classes are available this fall through New Adventures in Learning. All presenters are volunteers who have gathered their knowledge in a variety of ways. Some are retired experts who have been formally trained or have worked for a lifetime in a particular field. Others have a newer passion to explore a subject. All have an interest in sharing what they know or are learning.

Several presenters from Arizona State University’s Emeritus College teach from their areas of expertise.

* Humor in the Digital Age, Don and Alleen Nilsen (English)

* Economics of Almost Everything, Paul L. Burgess (Economics)

* Exoplanets: Thousands of New Worlds, Per Aannestad (Physics & Astronomy)

* Aaron Copeland: His Life, Music & Historic Times, Lou-ellen Finter (Music Education)

Others share knowledge from their professional lives.

* A History of Air Refueling and History and Aircraft of Airbase Arizona, Commemorative Air Force, Col. Jim Evans, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel

* Your Toolbox for Chronic Pain Management, Billie Jordan, RN

* Golf 101: Why the Ball Goes Where It Goes, Terry W. Anderson, PGA Golf Teaching Professional

* The History and Mystery of Mayo Clinic, Dale Rings, former hospital administrator

* Why You Need to Travel Arizona, Kiva Couchon, Director of Industry Affairs for the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT)

Sometimes classes develop from presenters’ deep interest in their subject.

* Gardening in Sun Lakes, Margaret M. Mogelnicki

* Robert Service: Bard of the Yukon, John Overholser

* Milton S. Hershey: The Man Behind the Chocolate, Carole and Ed Rockland

For more information on all the classes offered for fall semester or to find out more about being a presenter, go to, call 480-857-5500 or visit the Sun Lakes Center at 25105 S. Alma School Road, Sun Lakes, AZ. New Adventures in Learning is a membership organization that has been encouraging lifelong learning since 1999 and is affiliated with Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Membership is $65 paid annually to the organization and a $15 fee per semester to CGCC.